Hey AC fans, it’s Elsie! Who else has been loving the 30 page sticker books? I’m completely obsessed with them! So for today’s post, I thought I would share some tips and tricks on how to get the most use out of the stickers in these jam-packed books!
First off, I use the sticker books for some creative inspiration… As I was looking through the Shimelle book I was drawn to the cute journaling stickers, and whilst I was looking in the book I happened to be listening to a Harry Potter audiobook (for the millionth time!). And so I decided to use one of my favourite Harry Potter quotes and the journaling stickers as my inspiration for a layout documenting how much I love creating and telling a story through my scrapbook pages.
To make the quote stand out on this page, I paper-pieced a typewriter using papers from the Shimelle Glitter Girl collection. I love the bright colours and patterns from the collection, but it’s making me wish I had an actual typewriter in these patterns – they’re so cute!
I printed my quote onto the paper that’s in the typewriter, but I used the ‘magic’ glitter foam thicker to finish it off and add some sparkle to my page! And because I can’t ever resist doing some hand-stitching, I stitched around the typewriter to define the shapes some more.
To incorporate some of the stickers onto my page I came up with the idea of creating the look of a bulletin/mood board. I love this haphazard look because it reminds me of the moodboard I have in my craft space, which is full of inspiring bits and pieces that always help spark my creativity. And because of this deliberate mismatched look, it didn’t matter that the stickers were all different shapes and sizes because it added to the charm and made it look even more whimsical!
I used the washi-like stickers from the book in the same way you may use washi tape. At the top of my “bulletin board” I used one of the longer sticker strips from the book, tore the edges slightly and adhered it to the top of the board to give the look of washi tape holding the paper up on the wall. I also used the same idea on some of the smaller stickers on the board.
Because some of the stickers in the book are clear stickers, it meant that if I stuck them down onto my background the colours and the design wouldn’t show up very well. To remedy this I made the stickers into die-cuts by sticking them to some white paper and fussy-cutting them out! This is so easy to do, and it made the stickers much more versatile.
But clear stickers are also awesome to use, especially on your photos. One of clear glasses stickers was the perfect size to stick on my face and I love how playful and ridiculous this looks, it really makes me smile!
And one final detail: I used the wooden buttons and enamel dots at the top of some of the stickers to make them look like push pins holding up the photos and stickers! Also on some of the stickers I curled the edges up to make them look more realistic and dynamic, like they would on an actual bulletin board!
Thanks for stopping by today everyone, I hope you’ve got some ideas on how you can get the most out of your sticker books!
Have a great day,
SUPPLIES: Shimelle Designer Sticker Book (#344863) – Shimelle Glitter Girl 12×12 Patterned Papers: Make Magic (#343634), Snap To It (#343635), Dream Big (#343639), Work Hard (#343641), For The Win (#343644), Treat Yourself (#343646) – Glitter Girl Teal Phrase Thickers (#343660) – Glitter Girl Ephemera (#343668) – Glitter Girl Embellishment Pack (#343664) – Typewriter cut file (Silhouette ID: #154603)